James W. Stewart


Cell: 419-656-3243


Scott Leber


Cell: 419-706-5850


Michael G Parker


Cell: 419-704-2549





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  Regular Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2017



President Scott Leber called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Roll Call:

Roll call indicated that all Trustees were present, also present was Phillip David, Fiscal Officer/ Zoning Inspector, Road Superintendent David Kelley on vacation.


 Mr. Stewart moved to approve the minutes for the September 27th meeting, Mr. Parker seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried...

Guests – No guests were present.

Zoning Report:

Mr. David reported he had issued no permits since the last meeting.

Mr. David reported that the Appeals Board had approved Terry Moran’s application for a variance to; exceed the allowable square footage for an accessory structure.

Mr. David reported that the Township had received notice that Erie County Commissioners were holding a variance hearing for Derek Guerra application for a driveway permit.

Road Superintendent:

There was no Road Report because Mr. Kelley was excused for being on vacation.


Mr. Leber said he had nothing to report at this time.

Mr. Parker reported that he had talked with Kerry Jett, Fire Chief for Groton Township Fire Department about the future plans for equipment to man the purposed substation at Oxford Township. He said Chief Jett purposed that along with the newly purchased pumper truck, a tanker truck and a brush truck would be future additions to the substation located at Oxford Township. Mr. Parker said that having this equipment at the substation, would allow quick response to any emergency occurring in Oxford Township with backup as needed from the main station at Groton Township. After some discussion, all agreed that there was a lot of planning and work to be done.

Mr. Stewart reported that he had done some measuring and had staked out an area for his idea of a purposed cold storage building, meaning any equipment that could be stored for the winter that wouldn’t require being in a heated building. After reviewing the purposed area for the building it was suggested that Chief Jett, along with a representive from Groton Township Trustees meet at the site to review the purposed plans to remodel an existing garage bay to accommodate the pumper truck and needed equipment. It was decided that everyone could meet Tuesday October 10th at 3:00 pm.

Fiscal Officer: 

Mr. David questioned if anyone was running against Mr. Leber or Mr. Stewart or they were running unopposed. He said if they were running unopposed he could apply for their bonds to be renewed immediately instead of waiting until after the election. Neither Trustee was sure if they were running unopposed so they said they would check with the election board for the next meeting.


Communications were reviewed.

Old Business:

There was discussion about the purposed “wind farm” that might could be located in Oxford Township. After some discussion, the Trustees felt they couldn’t endorse or support a property tax deferment for the wind farm.

New Business:

There was discussion about filling the open seat on the Appeals Board left by Jim Miester. Mr. Parker moved to appoint Mike Nutter to the open position of alternate to the Oxford Township Zoning Appeals Board, Mr. Stewart seconded the nomination. Roll was called, with all present answering yes; motion to appoint Mike Nutter to the Appeals Board was approved.

Mr. Parker moved to pay the bills in the amount of $7,278.06, Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Roll was called, with all present voting yes; motion carried.

No further business, the meeting was adjourned.


Scott Leber, President                                    Phillip M. David, Fiscal Officerp>

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